Submitted by Steve on 12:22, 2nd Apr, 2020 | 0

We absolutely love to hear from homes that have adopted animals from the GSPCA with pictures and their story of how they are doing

We recently heard from 2 degus adopted from the GSPCA Victoria and Battenburg.

Their new owner Caitlin Baxter said “I recently adopted Victoria and Battenburg the degus from the GSPCA and it says to send in some photos of them once they're settled it, so here they are!”

“They are both very friendly, Battenburg especially, she loves to grab my hand or pull on my clothes when she wants attention.”

“They haven't met face to face with their new sister yet, the lone degu I originally had, but they get along through the bars so I'm hoping to be able to introduce them soon!”

“Keep up the good work!”

Beckie Bailey Animal Care Assistant said “It is lovely to hear that Victoria and Battenburg are so happy in their new home.”

“We really love seeing pictures of animals adopted from the GSPCA doing so well and happy in their new homes.”

“We currently have 12 other degus in need of homes which you can see online and they are called Bakewell, Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Custard Cream, Ginger Nut, Hob Nob, Julian Clary, Lavender, Lilac, Paul O'Grady, Profiterole and Ru-Paul.”

“Although you can’t come up to visit them at this time please do fill in an adoption form and send it in and we can let you know which may suit your home.”

To support the #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal please visit -

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Huge thanks to Caitlin for sending in the wonderful pictures of Victoria and Battenburg.”

“Due to Coronavirus the GSPCA is only operating essential services and there is no animal viewing at the GSPCA at this time.”

“If you cannot help adopt an animals we have launched our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal which you can help the animals in our care by donating via or calling us on 01481 257261.”

“All of our rehoming is now online, telephone and through the post as we are avoiding visitors to the Shelter at all costs in line with advice from the States of Guernsey.”

“With animals still arriving and being rescued unwanted, stray and abandoned the GSPCA have to look at ways we can help rehome animals in our care.”

“These are challenging times and as we are trying to avoid all visitors to the GSPCA we have had to look at ways we can still free space and rehome animals to help those in need.”

“Once we receive your adoption form which we can post or you can download we can then review your application and send you pictures or videos of the animal and set up a video call to do a home visit without you having to come to the Shelter or us to your home.”

“If all looks fantastic and everyone is happy we can look at the options of how we can possibly deliver the animal and the forms after having a chat and making sure the new owner has all they need.”

“With Coronavirus causing very unique challenges and social distancing of paramount importance we have had to look at new and inventive ways at the GSPCA for the safety of our team and the community and ensuring we can get animals through our care to create space for others needing our services.”

“We do ask applicants to please be patient as we are very busy and resources are stretched but we will respond to applicants as soon as we can.”

“We have many other small animals in need, not just the 12 degus so please do register your interest.”

“Please remember if you live in rented accommodation or States Housing you need to ensure you have written permission and to see the States Housing procedure please go to .”

“To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA Animal Shelter please watch our Social Media pages or go to ”

“The aim of the procedure is to always try to ensure we match up the right animal for the right home.”

“Animals come into the Shelter for all sorts of reasons and we have to ensure each is suited to a home that can meet its needs.”

“The GSPCA is a self-supporting Guernsey charity and we depend on the people of the Island for the funding needed, more so now than ever to maintain our work for the animal welfare and rescue work that is carried out 24 hours 7 days a week.”

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic our current adoption procedure is as follows:-

Fill in a Questionnaire

For a Dog Adoption Application Form please click here

For a Cat Adoption Application Form please click here

For a Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Bird, Reptile and all other species Application Form please click here 

Once your form is completed please email to [email protected] or post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD and a member of team will phone you to discuss the animals in our care

The team will then send you a video and/or pictures of those suitable

We will then set up a video call through Facetime, Facebook video messenger or Skype so we can do a virtual home visit to chat through the care and facilities/areas your new pet will have

A decision is made and we will call you to discuss the adoption paperwork and arrange a time to deliver your pet if there is a safe way to do so

We do have some limited pet goods on sale which can be delivered with your new pet(s)

Please return the adoption forms completed and signed in the stamp addressed envelope

Withing a week of adoption we would really appreciate pictures/videos and an update how you and your new pet are doing

The adoption donations are only a contribution to the costs of (depending on species), for example, neutering, microchipping, parasite treatment, vaccinations, care and the large running costs of GSPCA Animal Shelter.

To find out more about the Dog Adoption Procedure please click here .

To find out more about the Cat Adoption Procedure please click here .

To see the animals looking for homes please go to -

For more information please call 01481 257261 or email us [email protected] .

MINIMUM ADOPTION CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS and if we are delivering the animal we do ask for an additional £10 transport charge:

(Correct as of 1st January 2019, additional costs may able to certain species)

Mice/Rats/Hamsters             £8.50

Chickens                                 £8.50

Ducks                           from £8.50

Birds (varied)                 from £10.50

Quail                      £10.50

Zebra Finch                      £12.50

Budgie                           £16.50

Canary                                 £16.50

Cockatiel                            £26.00

Guinea Pigs                            £30.90

Amazon Parrot                  £412.00

All guinea pigs are treated for parasites

Ferrets                                    £41.50

All ferrets are neutered & treated for parasites

Rabbits                                    £44.00

All rabbits are neutered where possible, vaccinated against myxi & treated for parasites

Cats/Kittens                            £109.00

All cats are neutered (or booked in when of age), vaccinated, treated for worms & parasites

Dogs                                        £268.00

All dogs are neutered (or booked in when of age), vaccinated, treated for worms & parasites

Gecko                                         £31

Bearded Dragon                         £36

Moroccan Eyed Lizard                £36

Musk Turtle                                  £15.50

Corn Snake                                     £36

Rat Snake                                   £36

Fish                                      From £5.50

Other species vary, please ask for details.  To provide the welfare and care for animals on site the adoption charges only cover part of the costs, please ask how you can support our work.

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if you are over 65, have an underlying health condition or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and only visit us if your visit is essential but before doing so please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to the GSPCA to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GuernseyCoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261


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